Leicester Athena Christmas Party

Leicester Christmas Party Venue

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  • Party theme

    Festive & Fabulous
  • Party type

    Shared & Exclusive Party
  • Party times

    18:30 – 01:00
  • Persons

    Min 10 / Max 700

Price

from £39.17 +vat per person
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As you approach the imposing sights of the Leicester Athena Christmas Party, a heightened sense of excitement descends. An elaborately themed world awaits., dripping with opulence and dazzling luxury. Exquisitely costumed beauties and bejewelled stilt creatures warmly welcome you offering delectable canapes while ice-cold champagne, crisp beers and sizzling cocktails are served from the many beautiful bars around the venue.

Striking and shimmering chandeliers hang from above sharing space with a feathered goddess gesturing you daringly to come closer! Enchanting characters mix amongst guests as the venue dramatically changes pace when impromptu high paced entertainment t takes to podiums in the bar. You chat with friends and colleagues, exploring and taking in inspiring sights and captivating sounds.

As you and your friends are beckoned to take your seats, the lights dim and a hushed silence evokes a heightened air of anticipation… suddenly the venue dramatically roars to life… beautiful dancers glide around the decadent stage while aerial performers send heartbeats racing with fast, action packed routines.

A succulent dinner is served as you relax and talk amongst friends and colleagues enjoying fine dining, full glasses and good company. Crackers are pulled amongst easy conversation, laughter and revelry. Entertainers eagerly take to the main stage for an awe-inspiring finale and the magical atmosphere moves seamlessly to the dance floor, suddenly filled with high-spirited partygoers. Crisp beams of light race around the venue as legendary party tunes and chart music fill the air.

As dinner reaches its climax, the atmosphere intensifies once again and promises much more into the small hours; the music instantly gathers pace as the dance floor floods with those of you keen to take advantage of old time classics and modern day hits. A chocolate fountain begins to flow, casino tables open and fairground stalls begin to ply their trade. While some take coffee and chocolates in a quieter area, the dance floor beckons for those disco bunnies with boundless energy and whose night is still young!

As midnight approaches breakfast rolls are served against the vista of twinkling lights and inspiring scenery. The night has been a true party masterpiece… one that will be talked about well into the New Year!

Festive & Fabulous promises a night of unashamed pleasure, a night of VIP treatment and guilt-free indulgence! A night of high-spirited festivities and fun… a night never to be forgotten!

As well as offering mixed parties for groups of 10 and upwards, Athena is available for exclusive hire. During November & December the venue has a high specification of lighting, sound, staging and theming installed offering great cost savings.

Christmas Party World at Athena benefits from a substantial installation of lighting, sound and general production as standard.

You can be confident when you book, you’ll be working with industry experts from start to finish. We work with the very best production and lighting companies, set designers and choreographers to produce a range of Christmas parties now recognised as the very best in the region.

We recognise when holding an exclusive event that there may be different technical technical requirements so as standard we feature a high specification of production and technical equipment including; substantial installation of lighting – both generic and moving heads, raised areas perfect for speeches, broadcast quality sound system.

We have a number of other items that can be added to the event at an additional cost including; lecterns, video screens, projectors, technical support and radio & lapel microphones.

Party includes:

THE VENUE; ATHENA

  • Leicester’s flagship venue
  • City centre location
  • Professional event security
  • Free cloakroom
  • Designated taxi pick up / drop off point
  • 2 minute walk from the train station

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Spectacular ’Festive & Fabulous’ theme
  • Aerial acrobatics
  • Professional dance troops
  • Fairground attractions
  • Disco & professional DJ
  • After dinner entertainment*

DINING

  • Delicious canapé reception
  • 3-course seated dinner
  • Fresh coffee & chocolate truffles
  • Midnight breakfast

BARS

  • Only premium brands
  • Beautifully themed main bars
  • Professional cocktail bar*
  • Table service for wine orders during your meal

* These items are optional – there will be a small charge on the evening

Sample Private Christmas party package at Leicester Athena

  • Complete event management
  • A canapé reception on arrival
  • Delicious 3-course dinner followed by freshly ground coffee and chocolate truffles
  • After dinner disco & professional DJ
  • Photo Mirror
  • Casino tables including Blackjack & Roulette
  • Fairground stall
  • Meet & Greet statues, stilt walkers and aerial statues
  • 3 segments of on stage entertainment showcasing world class aerial performance, high tempo dancers, fire & pyrotechnics
  • Event Space
  • 3 Course Meal
  • Live Entertainment
  • DJ & Disco
  • Canapes
  • Casino
  • Breakfast
  • Theming
  • Dodgems

Menu

Delicious Three Course Festive Feast

Canapes
Mini poppadom’s with a spiced carrot relish DF/GF/VG

Air dried British ham on crostini with caramelised fig, apple and pear chutney

Traditional roast beef with horseradish mash in a baby Yorkshire pudding

Mac ‘n’ cheese in a Japanese bread crumb V/GF
Starters
Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup topped with toasted croutons V/GF/DF/VG

Baked salmon fillet glazed with sweet chilli and fresh lime, on a nest of fine oriental rice noodles and vegetables GF/DF
Mains
Pan-fried chicken with a festive stuffing, pig in blanket, creamed parsley potato, honey glazed carrot & parsnip, wilted greens and a pan jus GFA/DFA

Portobello mushroom with a bean and lentil cassoulet on a sweet potato and celeriac rosti, served with roasted vegetables and a tomato and red pepper sauce V/DF/GF/VG
Desserts
Indulgent sticky toffee pudding served with hot salted caramel sauce

Decadent Chocolate truffle brownie torte with fresh berries & raspberry coulis V/GF/DF

A selection of cheese, biscuits & homemade chutney
Coffee and Chocolates
Coffee and chocolates from stations around the room
Midnight Breakfast
Crispy bacon in floured rolls GFA

Vegan sausages in floured rolls V/GFA/DF/VG
V – Vegetarian GF – Gluten Free DF – Dairy Free VG – Vegan
GFA – Gluten Free Available DFA – Dairy Free Available

Drink Upgrades

Our upgrades are still being confirmed 2022. Please see example upgrades and prices below.

Drinks Packages

Drinks Voucher£5.00 (inc. VAT)
Exchangeable for any single drink (excluding cocktails & champagnes)
Fairground Fun Package!£8.00 (inc. VAT)
Treat your guests to the fun of the fair after dinner. Save money by pre-buying vouchers for the fairground rides and fun casino. 10 vouchers for the price of 8!
Drinks Package 1*£42.00 (inc. VAT)
Inclusive beer, cider, house wine, alcopops and soft drinks all night.

*Drinks package 1 and 2 can only be purchased if bought for each and every guest in the party.
All guests must buy the same package, i.e party groups cannot mix package 1 and 2
Drinks Package 2*£54.00 (inc. VAT)
Inclusive single spirits and mixers, prosecco, beer, cider, house wine, alcopops and soft drinks all night.

*Drinks package 1 and 2 can only be purchased if bought for each and every guest in the party.
All guests must buy the same package, i.e party groups cannot mix package 1 and 2
Office Christmas Chef

Location

The Venue

Athena Queen Street Leicester
LE1 1QD

Directions

By Car
Easily accessible from Leicester’s road network

By Train
2 minutes walk from Leicester’s main train station

By Plane
East Midlands Airport only 30 minutes drive away

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the venue have disabled access?

This venue is accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Should any of your guests have such please do call us so we can do our best to ensure their requirements are looked after during the event.
Please note that some of our venues have a raised dance floor, which are only accessible steps.

What is the dress code?

We have a dress code of Smart Dress and as such do not allow guests to wear jeans or trainers to our events.

Can I confirm my group size later?

Subject to availability, you can add extra guests to your booking up to 4 weeks prior to your event. Please note, availability changes constantly and tickets are on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to reduce the number of people in your party, any monies already paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

What is the minimum number of guests that I can book for?

The minimum booking is for 10 guests. We seat each booking at their own private tables, and do not mix booking across shared tables.

How and when do I pay for my party?

The initial deposit is due to confirm your booking.
The rest of the balance for your booking is due no later than 8 weeks before the date of the party.
The booking can be paid over the phone on 0203 9676967 with a debit or credit card or you can make an enquiry and pay through your online account. If you would like to pay by bank transfer please request an invoice.

What size are the tables?

We have a variety of different sized tables and we will allocate your group the best suited tables for your final group size. These will of course be placed next to each other in the dining area.

Dietary requirements

We have designed delicious menus alongside our main menu for those guests who are vegetarian, vegan or have an allergy to dairy, gluten or nuts.
We can also cater for Halal meals - if they are pre-ordered.
Please note that these alternative menus are set and must be ordered in advance of the party, you will the receive the full chosen menu. We unfortunately cannot mix and match courses from each menu.
Please note that we are not unable to provide Kosher meals, however, you are welcome to arrange for us to receive a Kosher Meal on the day of your party and we will cook this in our ovens and serve (still in the tray) to your guests at their tables. There is no additional charge for this service; however neither does the guest receive any discount for not having one of our own meals.

What is your Covid-19 Policy?

This supplier will follow guidance given by the Government in terms of all Covid-19 restrictions.
If government restrictions prevent our Christmas Parties from proceeding you will be able to transfer your booking to a future date or alternatively receive a full refund.

Is there an age limit?

In line with our licence, we are afraid our parties can only be attended by guests who are over 18 years old.

How do I pre-order drinks?

We have several drinks packages available, please ask for more information.
In addition to drinks packages, you can also pre-order wine and water by the bottle.
You can add drinks to your party up to 4 weeks prior to your party date.

Bar Tabs

Please note that we cannot run bar tabs at any of our events, however should you wish to provide some drinks for your group you can pre-order drinks packages or wine by the bottle.

Do the bars take cash and cards?

Our bars accept card payments, pre-paid wristbands, and pre-paid tokens as form of payments. They do not accept cash.
There is an additional bar for your use if you have wristbands or tokens and the time spent at the bar is greatly reduced due to using this pre-paid payment methods.
Unfortunately we cannot accept Amex payments

Is there a table plan?

When you enter the venue you will see several table plans displayed around the bar area, which detail which tables have been allocated to your group.
We do not set out seating plans or names within groups, however should you wish to compile your own you are welcome to pop name places etc on your tables when the doors open on the night of your party.

Do you carry out any checks upon arrival?

On arrival, we carry out ticket and ID checks and random bag searches are carried out by our security team. Please have your ticket ready.

Can I dress up to match the theme?

You can of course get into the spirit of the party, as long as your outfit fits within our smart dress code.

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